The Disabled Parking Enforcement Program
In August 1990, the Disabled Services Division of the City of Jacksonville, in coordination with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office and Public Parking Division, organized and held classes for the first Handicap Parking Enforcement Team. The Handicap Parking Enforcement Team is comprised of people with and without disabilities who are trained and volunteer their time to monitor and enforce the law by writing citations to persons illegally parked in designated Handicap Parking Spaces.
The fine in Jacksonville, Duval County is $250. Of the fines that are collected, 70% goes into the Handicap Parking Trust account to be utilized to better serve persons with disabilities in our community.
Florida Statutes outline appropriate uses as follows:
- The improvement of accessibility for qualified disabled persons.
- The improvement of equal opportunity for qualified physically disabled persons.
- Public awareness programs concerning physically disabled persons.
The Disability Parking Enforcement Program (DPEP) program is managed by the Disabled Services Manager and coordinated through the Parking Enforcement Auxiliary Coordinator position. In addition, the program consists of volunteers, who give their time and talents to enforce disability parking statutes within Duval County. This is accomplished through education, training and enforcement, following the 2012 DPEP Policy and Procedure Guidelines.
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For more information contact:
Military Affairs, Veterans and Disabled Services